Synonyms of smother in English:

smother


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verb

1‘Othello kills Desdemona by smothering her’

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suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate, choke, throttle, strangle, strangulate

2‘police officers tried to smother the flames with their jackets’

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extinguish, put out, snuff out, dampen, damp down, stamp out, douse, choke

3‘we smothered the children with sun cream’

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smear, daub, bedaub, spread, cover
literary besmear

4‘it's time for you to leave the house—she'll smother you if you remain’

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overwhelm, inundate, envelop, trap, surround, cocoon

5‘she smothered a sigh’

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stifle, muffle, strangle, gag, restrain, repress, suppress, hold back, keep back, fight back, choke back, bite back, swallow, contain, bottle up, conceal, hide
bite one's lip
informal button up, keep the lid on, cork up